Sunday, March 4, 2012

Tip: Initiating a NexentaStor upgrade

Have you heard of NexentaStor? If not, check it out. We use the community edition for a SAN at home and it's wonderful.
So, let's say you're like me, and you notice that there are new features and bugfixes available, and you're ready to upgrade.

TIP:
When trying to apply the upgrade, use the following process:
  1. Backup data
  2. Open an SSH session to the nexentastor box
  3. Login as root (as opposed to the typical best practice of a non-privileged user)
  4. Type "nmc"
    puts you into the Nexenta Management Console
  5. Type "setup appliance upgrade" and follow the prompts
It took me about 15 minutes of dorking around to realize that I had to login as root to apply the upgrade (I was using a non-privileged account).

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